Saturday, February 22, 2014

Horry County Museum's 20th Annual Quilt Gala

First a few historical quilts that were shown in the bed turning style to protect the quilts, so we only got to see half of each quilt.

An old fashioned yo yo

A magnificent postage stamp quilt in a round the world setting

A lovely old signature quilt where the signatures have been embroidered

A poison green and bubble gum pink ocean waves, beautifully hand quilted
  Some of the modern quilts, these two were hung side by side and my favorites:

This was part of the challenge called "Dressed to the Nines",the rules were : create a wall hanging using only black and white prints, solids or tone on tones only.

This is all thread work!
 Scrap quilts:
This was part of a talk on inch finished hexies scrap quilt.

Lovely strips made into a scrappy barn raising setting

Bonnie Hunter mystery patterns : " Roll Roll Cotton Boll"

" Easy Street"

What a great way to spend a rainy day :0) 

Happy Sewing,

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Here we go again! Ice storm number 2

More ice ! This is not a good thing in a town without snow removal equipment,
last time it took 4 days to thaw, this time we do have warmer temps in the forecast in a few days.

The trees are heavy with ice and snapping and popping , large limbs are coming down!

some are breaking off and some are just hanging very low.

I better go sew while the power is still on.  Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Winter Projects

Little dolls for the NICU with my group the Sea Trail Grandma
where you can see all the many things that are donated to our area hospitals.

Lots of little dolls and I will make more in a smaller size for the tiniest of preemies.
Happy Sewing, Kim

Friday, January 31, 2014

Winter Projects

144  one inch squares in this doll quilt for my swap partner.
  ( check it out if you would like to join this fun group that exchanges a doll quilt every month)
The theme is" try something new", so I tried some free motion quilting on this top, it's not perfect but I did try something new :0)......let's just say I need a lot more practice.   Happy Sewing,

Well Since this is my only real finish in weeks I will link up with Amanda Jean to show it off.....poor Amanda Jean is doing taxes......YUCK!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Winter Projects

Making progress on Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice!
Update : 2-2-2014 Bonnie has a link up so you can see some finished Celtic Solstice quilts.

25 of these "54- 40 or fight"star blocks are made and most of the other blocks are done too, now I just have to start assembling them into the quilt top.
I am still debating whether or not to make this larger into a queen size quilt for my bed or just calling it a day and moving onto the next project :0)  time will tell.   Happy Sewing, Kim

This is too good not to share, Barb has posted fabulous photo's from a Gwen Marston show along with a presentation she gave about her work.  Just click on Barb and you will be taken to her blog :0)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

State of Emergency

light snow with about 1/2 inch of ice under it

ice encrusted car

iced palm trees

Living in a town with no snow removal equipment means telling everyone to stay off the roads
then declare a state of emergency to enforce it!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Winter Projects

Another applique block finished
When I saw Lori's finished "Just takes Two" quilt  on her bed I thought I better get back to mine and see if I can get it done.  It is nice to have a little hand project available while having to wait for appointments, or quiet evenings at home.

This project is also Inspired by Lori :0), I have nine blocks finished now I have to join them with HSTs, so far so good.

"Under the big top"
Wish me luck!  Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year

If you have never done a Bonnie Hunter Mystery I encourage you  to try this one, it is still available on her blog and now that the reveal is out you can either look at it as a finished quilt and pick your colors or do as we mystery quilters like to do is guess as to what  colors we want to work with before we see the pattern.  I have picked lots of stash I have on had but with a bend towards Christmas colors : reds, golds, greens and blacks.

Many 3.5 units will make up this quilt.

Bonnie Hunter has revealed her mystery :0), I have many more hours to go to make these blocks into a quilt but I will enjoy the process into the new year.  I hope everyone has a blessed 2014 with many hours of Happy Sewing,  Kim

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Celtic Solstice clues one through five

One 3.5 inch block from each clue 1-5.

four of each block

 A few possible blocks from clues so far

I'm making progress on my  Bonnie Hunter  Celtic Solstice mystery but slowing down while my daughter is visiting.  Happy New Year!  Happy Sewing,

Friday, December 20, 2013

Count down to Christmas

"Count down to Christmas"  by Temecula Quilt Co.
I am going to link up with Amanda Jean to show this quilt top .

2 inch stars before adding to the above quilt top.

Warm enough to sit on the front porch swing  with my peppermint candy quilt.

Camellia Blooming
I love Christmas in South :0)!  Merry Christmas to you and yours,  Kim

Friday, December 6, 2013

ho ho ho

Everyone of these Santa's are handmade by my sister, some are wood cut outs done by her husband then  hand painted,
 the large one on the right is sewn, stuffed  with a painted face.  I think they make a lovely vignette on top of my hutch.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas even though it is in the 70's here today :0)
Happy Sewing, Kim

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sew alongs

This is a 8 inch square that will become part of a large quilt in the Temecula Quilt Co. sew along
called count down to Christmas.
Well I did finish this one block, but not a whole quilt, I don't think Amanda Jean will mind if I share it over at Finish it up Friday.

Bonnie Hunter has started her annual holiday sew along, it is called Celtic Solstice but mine will be call Christmas solstice since I will use Christmas colors, still debating if it will be King sized or not :0).
Bonnie is having a linky party so everyone can see what has been done on clue one so far
There are some real fast sewers out there......I am amazed at how much sewing got done over the weekend!  Go have a look :0)

Beth over at" love laugh quilt" is having her annual neighbor gathering, make a house and join the fun :0),
plus make an extra one for charity and Beth will make them into quilts!
I still have some Fall color in the yard.

Plus some blooming camellias!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

15 minutes

Made fabric from my Gwen retreat plus the HST
HST's in cherrywood fabrics  put together with my cut up made fabrics =
15 minutes challenge over at Victoria's
machine quilted with silk variegated thread.

Happy Sewing, Kim
I'm going to link up with Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday but you should pop over and look at her king sized scrappy quilt she just finished!  Then of course  stay and have a look at all the new projects done from her link up, get a cup of coffee and enjoy the show :0).

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Doll quilt

G is for Gillian :0), my friends little Granddaughter.

One snuggled baby doll :0).

 Amanda Jean has a cute tutorial for this tiny pillow and more for doll quilts.
Sometimes I just want to make a tiny project and these are perfect for that!
Happy Sewing,
Well I didn't get anything else finished up this week so I'll share this over at Finish it up Friday
with Amanda Jean.  Of course I'd like to be an artist like the girls showing  their amazing work over
at Nina Marie blog, well maybe someday .
Have a good weekend and Happy Sewing,

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Does this ever happen to you?
You see a block and a challenge and must stop everything and
try the block?  Well this one caught me just like that!  You have
to check out this Christmas countdown series over at Temeculaquilt co
for a unique way to make this tiny star!  What fun :0)
Stop everything and give it a try.   Happy Sewing, Kim

This little star will finish at 2 inches

Made with squares without any waste!
Some weeks this is all you can get done!  So I am linking up over at Amanda Jean's to show off
my two blocks completed :0),  Happy Sewing, Kim